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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is continuing to make news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoc
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
during the testimony of rupert murdoch. >> he played a president on television now martin sheen is back in washington asking congress for helping. >> a steamy start to the work captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> wednesday morning july 20. it's called to be hot today, but much warmer tomorrow through saturday. you will fill the humidity. columbia maryland, under an inch of rain fall from last night. three-quarters of an inch in leonardtown and fort washington. temperatures right now in the low to mid 70's at reagan national. 73 in gaithersburg. on our way into the mid 90's. warm and muggy today. hot and humid tomato, 100 degrees. it will feel like 111 when you factor in the humidity. -- hot and humid tomorrow. excessive heat watch for tomorrow. excessive heat warnings thursday through saturday and. >>> we have an accident involving a police cruiser. glebe road is closed in both directions at washington boulevard in arlington. all lanes are blocked. they will be on the scene for a while. avoid this stretch. if you have to go there expect place. on georgi
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
are sorry. but rupert murdoch's wife defends the titan from a man wielding a pie. >>> hot house. 20 million americans in temperatures high as the tropics. steamy fog on the beach. and cars so hot, a steak cooks on the dashboard. >>> fever pitch. americans sound off about grid lock among politicians. and we take your comments straight to the top. >>> avoiding alzheimer's? tonight in healthy living, do you know the seven simple steps that might keep you from getting the disease? >>> and, live big. one gutsy woman decides to challenge the limits of middle age. her 60-hour nonstop swim with the sharks, a rallying cry for every life. >>> good evening. the 80-year-old global power brok broker rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. and we catched him called to account in front of british parliament, for the scandal that outraged the world. next to him, the son he h h once hoped would be his successor. and there, right in the center, in the pink jacket, rupert murdoch's wife, who played a surprising role when a heckler with a pie tried to attack her husband and she move
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news international which owned "the news of the world" was run day to day by james murdoch. he blamed the police, the press complaints commission, and a failed internal inquiry for his company's fai
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
rupert murdoch's protege and he considered her his other daughter. on sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the "news of the world." she was arrested. she has maintained all along she knew nothing of the alleged illegal activity by her reporters that they hacked into telephones of 4000 people. >> there's no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories that the paper was running without an editor saying how did you get the story? >> later in the day another bombshell, the head of scotland yard resigned. he said that he had no involvement in his fourth's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by the journalists, or the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this dreadful practice. >> on tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james will appear before a committee of the british house of commons. the business world watches as the scandal threatens rupert murdoch's global media empire, which includes fox news and the wall street journal
ABC
Jul 16, 2011 11:35pm EDT
time. >>> the phone hacking scandal continues to plague media mogul rupert murdoch. he ran a full-page ad in all the major british newspapers today apology for his reporter's actions. he is preparing to testify in front of the u.k. parliament this week. >> the apology was written and signed by rupert murdoch himself. "we are sorry," it said. murdoch does not usually do apologies, but not everyone is convinced. >> although he has convinced his -- he has expressed his regret, i think it may be false. >> true or false, it is controlled. rebecca brooks the head of his newspaper business and hinton, his right hand man in the u.s., worked in london at the time of the phone hacking. on sunday, rupert murdoch and his son james will be called into a very public hearing in front of the british parliamentary. >> what they ought to be concerned about is whether the american public gets engaged. if that happens then you will start writing obituaries. -- writing news corp. obituaries. >> this is not about the uk news scandal and more. this strikes at the heart of the media empire. >> the indepe
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> we turn now to the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch. eric holder said he would welcome a meeting with the families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their telephones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims. the big news of the day was the testimony given by rupert murdoch before parliament. during the proceedings, a man lunged at him only to be struck by his wife. james murdock was about to answer a question when someone on the left, it was so fast it was hard to see what happened. slowly and a man with a paper plate covered in it shaving cream takes aim at rupert murdoch. the woman in paint is his wife. she slapped the assailant who falls backward. the man was arrested. >> this was the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch an american citizen, presides over a local media empire with $33 billion in revenue. he has no plans to step aside. >> people i trusted betrayed the company and to me. it is for them to pay. i am the best person. >> at his side, his son james. born in london, at age 38, an american citizen who runs
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
corp. owner rupert murdoch will be testifying before parliament about his company's hacking scandal. >> just because of the old tv -- they own the television networks, it doesn't mean they like being on them. they will be grilled lives by all great british politicians. >> he did not inherit this company. he built it. >> he is worried about his children, who he assumed would succeed him. >> and james murdoch has been groomed to take over the empire from its 82-year-old father. he admits to paying too high- profile victims of his newspapers and legal hacking a million dollars to keep them quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. it was made with information that was incomplete. >> the influence is also in the spotlight. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with executives, more than twice the number of meetings he has dealt with any other media organizations. >> how powerful is rupert murdoch? >> the view of every prime minister or for the last three years is that no one can get elected without the passing of a patriarch. >> the head of scotland yard an
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
allegations come as rupert murdoch prepares to testify and investigators are looking into. we have the latest on the scandal that seems to keep getting bigger. >> what is going to happen next? the very latest news is the death of them than you originally blew the whistle on the phone hacking. his body was found in his london apartment last night. it is not being labeled as the suspicious death. in the meantime, more resignations and finger-pointing as the scandal grows. one high-level british law enforcement official after another is falling in the wake of the scandal. yesterday, britain pot top cop resigned. now the deputy has quit. his former boss denies any wrongdoing. >> i have no knowledge of this disgraceful practice. >> rupert murdoch's shut down "the news of the world" last week. the former editor was arrested and the -- in connection with the case. his son is also in trouble. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. i said, it was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on the advice of the executives and lawyers. that is a matter of regret for me per
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
with your christian background. >> the president discovers twitter. rupert murdoch's tablo gia "news of the world" is dead of shame. >> we have a fundamently breached a truswithur readers. captionened byhe national captioning institute --www.ncncicap.o.org-- >> for the record, unemployment rose to 9.2% last month even though the economy added 18 at thousand jobs. still no deal on the debt limit. they are going to work over the weekend. the president and speaker boehner are talking about a plan that would cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenues? close tax loopholes, which is tax reductions? will republicans dare to do that? will democrats sign off o on cuts in medicare d social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. but the entitlements on the table, make sure at the end of the day that these are programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, a democratic senate whip. all sounds so reasonable, nina? why cannot get it done? >> i don't know why. i do know why. if you look at the polling data, the american public
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to rupert murdoch. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and some say he considered her his daughter. she went to scotland yard to talk about the phone hacking scandal under her tenure as editor of "news of the world." to her surprise, she was arrested. all along she has said she did not know what was being done by her reporters. >> there is no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories "news of the world cocoa was running without an editor saying "who was your source?" >> de head of scotland yard resigned. he said he had no role in the failure to investigate, nor the alleged bribery of police officers. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this practice. >> tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear before the british house of commons. the british world watches as the scandal threatens murdoch's media empire, which includes fox news and the wall street journal. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company, or even keep it together. >> a bizarre incident at an arizona airport landed an irate passenger in
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered. it would all come down to those penalty kicks. abc's deborah roberts is on assignment in fran
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
savings bond as we know it. a look at the changes coming from the treasury department. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire overseas, and now possible >> we are back with major developments in the phone hacking scandal across the atlantic. >> news corp.'s rupert murdoch has withdrawn his takeover bid for britain's sky broadcasting. this comes as a criminal investigation gets under way into the phone hacking a firestorm. back to the newsroom with developments in the story. >> it is being called britain's watergate, and since rupert murdoch has a major media presence in the u.s. and worldwide, the scandal is being closely watched here in washington. >> it started with a simple royal me injury for prince william, reported in 2005 by "news of the world." that leak led to a police investigation and charges the paper hacked into the house of windsor's phone lines, but it was not until this month that the british public learned from britain's "guardian" newspaper that politicians murder victims, and many others had also been have. today, after a meeting at 10 downing street, the family of a 13-y
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>>> tonight on "world news," stopping at nothing. rupert murdoch's giant media umpire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says they had to let her off. abc news news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so,
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
u.k. hacking scandal. the man is rupert murdoch. he appeared before british lawmakers this morning and admitted he lost sight of his tabloid, adding that the grilling humbled him. we have more, including a bit of chaos during the hearing. >> father and son billionaires' sat next to each other in front of the british parliament humbled, but not exactly taking responsibility. both said they were not aware of anything illegal going on inside one of the oldest newspapers in the world. a heckler created even more drama. it was about two hours into the hearing when a man carrying what appeared to be a shaving cream pie accosted rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. his wife sprang into action, forcing the demonstrator away. police quickly had him in handcuffs. murdoch was shaken but unharmed. it was the point of high drama in a civil exchange. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> both murdoch and his son apologized for what has grown into a massive scandal that is threatening the company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to ever
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
apologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads roll at his media empire, but will that be enough to save it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take you there. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some headlines since your morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, caylee. anthony is met by jeer
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
lawmakers heard from rupert murdoch. a man carrying plates of shaving cream stormed at the media mogul. the protester was arrested. rupert murdoch and his son james said that they were not aware of phone hacking or other illegal activities at their british newspapers. >>> the airports authority will meet today to consider reversing its decision to build an underground station at dulles airport. the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood once the station built above ground. that changed in addition to others could save a billion dollars. >>> 5:05, 76 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead the debt standoff, a house takes action. the white house threatens a veto. we will have the latest. >> first, the extreme heat [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scof ] onontwo-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announ
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
wjla.com. >> one of the world's richest men spent the day in the hot seat. rupert murdoch and his son james were called before british parliament. a man attacked murdoch with a plate of shaving cream. his wife slapped the attacker. suzanne kennedy is in the satellite center with more. >> rupert murdoch is a man not used to having to answer to anyone but today he and his son were grilled for nearly three hours about a phone hacking scandal that has rocked his publishing empire. >> publishing icon rupert murdoch showed great contrition as he testified before a special session of the british parliament today. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> the 80-year-old media mogul said he was shocked appalled, and a shame that the phone hacking at his tabloid newspaper, but he stopped short of taking the blame for the crisis, instead pointing fingers at those around him. >> they let me down and i think they betrayed the company and me. >> murdoch told the panel he had lost touch with what was going on at the 160-year-old newspaper, saying that "news of the world" is just 1% of the news
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm EDT
royals, to a murdered teen. rupert murdoch shuts the paper down as the scandal spreads. >> well, good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. passions around this trial is running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four misdemeanors, the question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: t
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch will be in the hot seat today. british lawmakers are set to question him, his son james and former executive rebekah's books about the phone hacking scandal engulfing his british newspapers. yesterday's the anti-terrorism chief resigns in london amid questions of the hiring of a former editor of the news of the world" tabloid's out. >>> ♪president obama wants a deal worth $4 trillion in spending cuts. the house is set to vote on a bill today on raising the debt ceiling, in exchange for huge budget cuts and spending cap. the president says he will veto. >>> later this morning california democrat dianne feinstein will unveil a bill to repeal the law requiring marriage between a man and the woman. a senate committee tomorrow will hold hearing on the current law and this bill. >>> it is game time for southwest airlines and not a happy ending for borders bookstores. >> linda delawar bell from bloomberg. ? borders bookstore without a formal proposal to keep the company operating, borders will liquidate its remaining 400 stores as soon as this friday. 11,000 em
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
seat today -- rupert murdoch will be on the hot seat and his son will be facing parliament today. ben eisler is following the latest. >> the british lawmakers will look at some serious allegations that folks at a news corp. tablet packed the phone to celebrities, crime victims politicians, and members of the royal family. rupert murdoch prepared for his testimony yesterday. in 50 months, prime minister david cameron had 26 meetings with -- in 15 months, prime mr. david cameron had 26 meetings with news corp.. he cut his trip to africa short. james m. murdock is also in trouble after admitting he paid $1 million to a soccer star whose farm was illegally pact. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and i said was made with information that was not right. i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers and that is a matter of regret retreat will regret for me personally been a prominent member of the independent news corp. board yesterday, and supported top management. a man who helped blow the whistle on the scandal was found dead in his home. it is not currently believe
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
reported a money order donations and not the cash. >>> rupert murdoch will be in the house say today -- will be in the hot seat today. he faces tough questions from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. ben eisler is following the latest developments from the satellite center. >> the questions will focus on the phone hacking scandal allegations that people at news corp. tabloids packed into the phones of celebrities crime victims, politicians, and members of the royal family. murdoch go before 10 members of the house of commons and the questions will likely go hard and fast for an hour. he will not testify under oath and will appear most likely with his lawyers that didn't turn to for advice. the goal is to get him to save things that he will have to stand by. questions will likely surround his influence around the british government. david cameron had 26 meetings with rupert murdoch's executives, more than twice the number with any other media organizations. david cameron just cut short his trip to africa after his top and his deputy became implicated in the scandal and
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 11:35pm EDT
the scandal is the man who built news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: unless you live in a cave, rupert muoch's media empire probably touches you every week. fox tv. fox news. "the wall street journal." 200 newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, ability to respond.al system's >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant,t, long-time target of th
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance becaus
ABC
Jul 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
got to the town and i am not turn now. >> rupert murdoch call before committee of the british parliament. >> do you accept that ultimately you areesponsible for this fiasco?? >> no. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> here is the deal -- as we record the prorogram, we don't know how the debt ceiling business will playy out over the weekend, but we have to put our program over the air, so here goes. president obama said this wk that his hopes to elevate the tone to a polilitical discour in washington. >> the way you please run campaigns, the language used, the demonization of the -- the weight we e run campaigigns, the language used, the demonization of the otherer side,e, that has diminished trust and washington. >> anybody who has sat across the negotiating table from him over the past few weeks could be forgiven for being skeptical of them in his attempt to come across as a fiscal moderate. >> that is it senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who has made no secret of his hope that president obama is a one-term president, but as mark said las
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Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
of rupert murdoch's news organization. the politicians think that reporters from the news of the world tabloid packed into his own and stole banking information. reports claim journalists paid police for information about the royal family and offered to pay a new york investigator for private phone records of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch set down the tabloid this weekend. nine reporters could face jail time. >> we keep finding out more about that. >>> 74 degrees. cracks coming up, sweep streets still the d.c. convention center. we will take you inside. >> first another check on traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will be right back. >>> time for a look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> we're looking at heat advisory today steve. >> tomorrow will be a little better compared with today. for pretty much the entire metro area including the district and arlington and alexandria afternoon time. -- after noontime. the area stated in orange have been heat advisory this afternoon into the early evening. if you live in frederick county or washington county or hagerstown, i
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Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally happen to the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims from 9/11. the fbi is probably looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious because the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes -- to pay bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have happened here. we might have just en oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. >> it could bring down the cameron government at some point. separately, it will undermine all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament, and part of his defense was that this was going on 10 years before he showed up >> peter king, chairman of the -- republican chairman of the house homeland security committee has asked the fbi to investigate because there is concerned there might have been the same kind of prac
ABC
Jul 23, 2011 12:00am EDT
. meanwhile, billionaire media tycoon rupert murdoch was sweating a lot this morning. he and his son james testified before the british house of commons. rupert murdoch owns news corp. which owns the fox network and a number of newspapers, includin "news of the world," whichh is tabloid that allegedly hacked into the phones of 4,000 people mostly celebrities. apparently they couldn't wait the 10 minutes for victoria beckham to tweet what she ate for lunch. they needed to know immediately. of course she does not eat lunch. we know that. [ applause ] but they may also have targeted politicians and even some victims of crimes to get stories, which is a big deal. so they brought rupert murdoch in for questioning to find out how much of this he knew about. and throughout the interrogation, he did an odd thing. he kept pounding on the table. watch this. >> i need to say something. and this is not an excuse. maybe an explanation. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. employ 53,000 people around the world who are proud and great and ethical and -- [ [ ughter ] >> jimmy: he did
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Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
printed and as rupert murdoch rushes to london, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonighgh the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. remembering the first lady who bravely spoke ababt that moment her husband and family confronted her about addiction. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom nks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is theeinal front page tonight. thank you, and good-bye, it
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
billionaire rupert murdoch heightens. today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to polit politics. >> the reply that he send -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic era of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to murdoch? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal acti
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Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
online. thank you, rich. >>> still ahead on "world news" -- cacabillionaire rupert murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, help his family survive the scandal? and what's happening in one texas town that has boomers flocking there tonight? also, what the japanese women soccer team teaches all about defeat may be destiny. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like,e,eal live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person n ll be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. mosquitoes or mosquito spray? huh. [ female announcer ] try the new design of off! clip-on repellent. lab tests show this sprayless repellent really repels. in minutes, its fan surrounds you from head to toe with effective, odorless protec
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his girlfriend by
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am EDT
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, the media mogul. >> an internet site that you visit every day that could woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to samo some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there'sn@n@easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or momore on caininsurance. >>> texting our top stories at 5:14. people are wondering where casey anthony is a day after she walked out of a florida jail after nearly three years behind bars. she sped away reportedly to a complain-- a plane owned by one of her attorneys. >>> a gunman shot two teenagers in bladensburg. the victims were shot at the ottawa the apartment complex on 57th avenue. they are expected to survive. police believe its attemptthe result of an attempted robbery. >>> a + crashed in western new york. it may have been the results of a tire blowout. -- a tour bus crashed. >>> two people died when a gunman opened fire on a subway train in santiago, chile. the man boa
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
time it will not be rupert murdoch, but prime minister david kcamera. he's under fire for hiring a former editor of the news of the world tabloid as its communications chief. >>> 74 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead, cadets standoff, the house takes action to, the white house threatens a veto. the latest is coming up in a live report. >> extreme heat on the district's doorstep. >>> >> i am with the ocean city, maryland beach patrol. we make 2000 rescues per year. never go swimming without a lifeguard. good morning, washington. >>> wednesday morning, 6:10. the water temperature at chesapeake beach is 80 degrees. the air temperature in the 70's 8. very hazy, warm and humid. that will be the case the next couple days. the heat will intensify tomorrow through saturday. 77 in the district 76 in annapolis. 72 in hagerstown. 70 in cumberland. fog developing north and northwest of the metro area. that will burn off quickly. mid-90s's this afternoon, but it will feel like 105. we cannot rule out a straight thunderstorm west of the metro mainly later on today. 100 degrees for the hig
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Jul 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
scandal tour. followers can see the government relations office of rupert murdoch. there is also the congressional gym where anthony wiener worked out. the tour also includes the watergate complex. they will add the new stopped saturday after labor day weekend. the borders will kick of going out of business sales same. >>> thank you. we will check in with you shortly. it is 4:37. >> a history lesson in the middle and hea at wave. the anniversary of the battle of manassas. >> triple digit temperatu >> it is friday morning. we have your hot and steamy forecast again. it'll be a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday. to put this in perspective our average afternoon high is 89 degrees. usually we are around 9012 hours from now. currently, it is 86 degrees in the district. 75 degrees in culpeper. when you factor in the humidity, look at the heat index. if yardy feels like it is 88 degrees in quantico -- it already feels like it is 80 degrees in quantico. it will feel like 118 degrees later this afternoon. mostly clear skies. a few scattered clouds. a small chance of an isolated thunders
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Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
your story? citi can help you write it. >>> rupert murdoch is trying to contain the damage from a phone hacking scandal. the company ran an ad in seven british newspapers apologizing 41 of his tabloids hacking into the phones of victims. it has forced two of his top executives to resign. >>> new developments in the case against christine o'donnell. a government watchdog group claims that she used campaign money for personal use. the u.s. attorney's office now says that it has decided not to pursue criminal charges. >>> now to the latest on the deck showdown. so far, no progress. the clock is ticking down to august 2 the deadline to raise the debt ceiling. if it does not happen, the consequences could be severe. >> at the white house after five meetings in five days, the president is still pleading for compromise. >> i have put things on the table that are important to me and democrats and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> the president asked for a plan the second in that both sides can support. lacen new the president and vice president have been in touch with congress abou
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kansas panting. >> too hot for me. >> i can't stand it. i just can't stand i
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Jul 21, 2011 2:35am EDT
because he wants three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already lef
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
and a tabloid scandal could threaten rupert murdoch's media empire. >> we have this morning's "america's money report." >> good morning. topping america's money -- a deadline on debt. president obama and congressional leaders will meet again today to try to work out a deal on the federal debt limit and deficit, this after a rare sunday meeting at the white house. mr. obama says they have 10 days to reach an agreement. rupert murdoch is now in london, where a tabloid scandal is threatening his media empire. his paper "news of the world" folded for good yesterday, brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into voicemail systems. outrage over that scandal is likely to derail murdoch's latest mega deal for a british tv service. at the box office, "transformers: dark of the moon" hold on to the top spot. it's now the biggest domestic hit of the year with $261 million in sales so far. and today is 7/11, so guess which convenience store is offering up free slurpees. 7-eleven is offering free drinks. that's america's money. >> oh, you can use a slurpee today. it's supposed to
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
phone. >>> major developments in the phone hacking scandal tied to rupert murdoch and 9/11 victim's. attorney general eric holder will meet with september 11 family members. investigators are trying to figure whether a private investigator was made an offer for phone records of 9/11 victims. news corp. denies wrongdoing. >>> the prime minister of norway is proud of the way norwegians responded to the terror attacks. 76 people died in the shooting rampage and a bombing. the accused attacker has confessed, but pleaded not guilty. >>> 76 degrees on this thursday morning. >>> a game show host finds himself in jeopardy in the name of fighting crime. we will tell you what happened. >> first another check on captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> welcome back on this early thursday morning. temperatures are not so bad for this time of morning, 80 degrees at reagan national airport. a little cooler off to the west of us. humidity levels are beginning to creep upward. it will feel more and more uncomfortable as we move through the day. tomorrow, hot and humid.
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Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
into whether 9/11 victims were targeted. reporters at rupert murdoch's news corp. are accused of trying to gain access to the phone data of victims of 9/11. they are also accused of hacking into the voice mails of the welfare, and celebrities. >>> coming up, and choosing carrots over french fries? dozens of restaurants joint push to help kids make better choices. and it fears about the shrinking number of children in the u.s. a close encounter caught on tape. and steve is back in >> a new initiative to offer healthier dining options for children. the program was unveiled at the national press club. it is called "kids live well." the national restaurant association is teaming up with chains and restaurants to offer healthier options for kids. >> our vision has been to create an environment that has voluntary, flexible options to address the challenges. >> denny's and ihop teamed up to offer meals that are fewer than a 600 cals . this is the controversy question posed in a new article written by an obesity specialist in "the journal of american medicine association." some argue tha
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
resigned. rebecca brooks oversaw rupert murdoch's newspapers when "news of the world" into the cell phone of a murdered a teenager. >> president obama will be holding a press conference later this morning as standard and poor's has joined moody's investors service threatening to downgrade america's triple a credit rating. >> investors want to -- investigators want to know why two planes collided at boston's logan airport. officials said the wing of a delta airlines jet clipped the tell of a smaller plane. one person suffered a minor neck injury but passengers continue their trip on another plane. >>> lot of local harry potter fans are excited about watching the last film last night. >> the kingstown theater complex had a showing at 2:45 this morning because the midnight premier was sold out. some fans waited in line for hours. >> there are no words for how excited we are. we have been waiting so long for this. >> this generation did not grow up with "oliver twist" or great expectations they grew up with harry potter. >> this could become the first harry potter from two top $1 billio
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? w clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day on the hot seat. >>> a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the media empire. a protester rest that rupert murdoch while he was being questioned by a member of the parliament. murdoch paul's wife is in the pink jacket. the suspect -- barack'smurdoch's wife is in a pink jacket. >>> lawmakers asked how could the murdoch's not know about this. they said the tabloid was too small to really concerned them. >> i want to say how sorry i am. this is the most humble day of my life. >> they began with an apology. but british lawmakers showed little mercy, asking why in 2009, five of the top people directly involved with the tablet denied criminal activity. >> if there had been an investigation, no evidence had been found that anyone else was involved. clearly, that is incorrect. which of them lied to the media? >> i had to -- i do not have direct knowledge of what the new. >> they asked if a slew of legal cases that resulted in settlements of half a million pounds each caught their attention. >> they said that they had, but not enough to make them concerned. >> murdoch added that he only speaks with editors once a week and that many of the settlements
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Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
against media mogul rupert murdoch. earlier today, gordon brown accused murdoch of hiring criminals to obtain information about his family and others. brown says murdoch did not like his politics and was trying to smear him. >> i am genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of known criminals undertaking this activity. >> murdoch's management team did know that the paper had violated privacy laws, but kept that information away from police. >>> turning now to the weather i am thinking of all the people who have no air conditioning today. my heart goes out to them. >> there is a heat advisory in effect. temperatures will start to settle down later this evening. did you hear the lightning and see the fund -- hear the thunder and see the lightning last night? this is looking toward national harbour. lot of lightning. thank you for sending us the shot. the lightning and thunder storm was loud last night between 8:00 and lig9:00. nothing like that is under way as we move into the daytime hours. looking at annapolis right now a few clouds here and there. 90 degrees already at reag
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday times," "sky news," and others. today, the conservative prime minister david cameron announced two government inquiries. >> we are talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their telephones tapped into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> at the center of the story is the head of the media empire of rupert murdoch and so far, she has resisted calls to resign in and take responsibility. there is no sign of the outrage here diminishing it. there is a mounting advertising boycott of the "news of the robert " ford is just one of the company's saying it does not want to be associated with a company that does not know where to draw the line. abc news london. >>> if president obama made history today with a treat, the white house hosting the first- ever twitter town hall. the president discussed a lot of things taxes, housing, veterans affairs, the space program, but his first-ever tweet was actually a question to his on
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
rupert murdoch and resignation. >>> a morale boost for the nation in mourning, the expense of the american team. we will have more on the u.s. women's heart breaking world cup loss. >> a live picture of 395 moving smoothly so far. >>> i am lisa tazed with women hart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. if if you are woman living with heart disease, we are here for you. go to our web site. >> good morning, washington. >>> happy monday morning 6:11, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center with your forecast update. back to the heat and humidity this week. you'll especially noticed the dangerous levels by the end of the week into the upcoming weekend. here's a beautiful look at the sunrise in arlington from washington-lee high school. thin clouds. capitol heights maryland, 72, 72 x campbell elementary school in arlington, 68 in herndon, 72 in takoma park, a typical start to this july day. 93 for the high-temperature later on today. high temperatures near 100 later on this week. the best chance of storms is tomorrow. >>> route 29 at lockwood drive traffic
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
brought one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
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